High School Petroleum Academies

The mission of the IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academies is to provide high school students with a multidisciplinary, advanced academic learning experience in science, mathematics and the emerging technology concepts needed to pursue professional training and degrees in engineering, geology, geophysics and global energy management in the oil & natural gas industry. Petroleum academies are established at the following schools:

Energy Institute High School
3501 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004

Milby High School
1601 Broadway Street
Houston, TX 77012

Southwest High School
4100 Altamesa Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Westside High School
14201 Briar Forest Drive
Houston, TX 77077

Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy
1906 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004

Key Program Components

The key components of the IPAA/PESA petroleum academy program include:

  • Partnerships with oil & gas businesses and associations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic focus
  • Exploration of various careers in the industry through an Oil & Gas Career Conference
  • Industry and college site visits
  • Real-world career experiences through our scholarship-awarded Externship Program
  • Professional development training
  • Industry-related and public speaking competitions
  • Student camps
  • Curriculum support
  • Community service
  • Mentoring by young and tenured industry professionals
  • Positive impact on first generation high school and college graduates
  • Scholarships for college
  • Social and career networking opportunities
  • IPAA Emerging Leaders networking group
  • Teacher training
  • Teacher stipends
  • Teacher of the Year Award